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National Colleges of Technology

   National Colleges of Technology are a group of schools of higher education that are similar to universities. They were established in 1962 in response to a demand for engineers having practical skills. Their educational system is different from that of universities because they offer a five-year program, or a five-and-a-half year program in the colleges of maritime technology to students graduating from junior high school, in order to train the types of engineers required in society.

   The curriculum devotes ample time for experiments, practical training, and designing and draftsmanship, so that students will graduate as practical and developmental engineers having international standards of engineering. Students graduate from National Colleges of Technology with an associate's degree in engineering.

   In addition to the five-year course, students can choose to continue onto the two-year advanced courses to acquire further advanced education in engineering, or to transfer to universities as junioryear students. Graduating from the advanced courses earns them Bachelor's degree in engineering.

   Today, Japan has 51 national colleges of technology. Since the Institute of National Colleges of Technology was initiated in 2004, these colleges have been utilizing the new system to their benefit.

   National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Nagano College opened its doors in 1963 with the educational philosophy that "Good engineers should be good citizens." Since then, the school has been offering an academically, spiritually, and physically well-balanced education. Our graduates are now owners or employees of private businesses and government bodies, or are furthering their education in renowned universities and graduate schools.

National College of Technology
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From Junior High School to College of Technology
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From High School to College of Technology
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Transfer to University
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From College of Technology to its Advanced Courses
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From Advanced Courses to Graduate School
NAGANO NATIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (KOSEN), NAGANO COLLEGE
716 Tokuma, Nagano City, 381-8550 JAPAN Phone:+81-26-295-7003

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